[ spang-glish or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈspæŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ /


Spanish spoken with a large admixture of English, especially American, words and expressions.


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Origin of Spanglish

1965–70; blend of Spanish and English Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for spanglish

/ (ˈspæŋɡlɪʃ) mainly US /


a variety of English heavily influenced by Spanish, commonly spoken in US Hispanic communities

Word Origin for Spanglish

C20: from a blend of Spanish + English
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